Tag Archives: MentalWellness

ANNOUNCEMENT: API Health Parity Coalition Meeting September 5, 2013

*****API Health Parity Coalition Meeting****

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 3:30-5p 

Chinatown Child Development Center, 720 Sacramento St, SF

*Welcome & Introductions

Led by APIHPC Co-Chairs Judy Young & Christina Shea

*Mental Health Project Updates

Led by APIHPC Coordinators Heidi Tuason & Natalie Ah Soon

*Digital Stories Screening & Discussion

Led by APIHPC Coordinator Heidi Tuason 

Please RSVP by Tuesday Sept 3 to apihpc@gmail.com.

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*****WHAT IS DIGITAL STORYTELLING?***** 

Digital Storytelling is a creative and innovative method of participatory practice that engages ordinary people to use digital tools (still & moving pictures, music, sound, text, and narrative voice) in an expressive way to tell their stories in short 3-5 minute films.

 API Health Parity Coalition, in partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling, conducted intensive 3-day workshops that included reflective writing, shared group story circles, group affirmation and feedback, guided reflection and script writing, audio recording of the storytellers’ voice, video editing learning (even for people with limited computer skills), and assisted digital story crafting and refining. 

API Health Parity Coalition hopes to use these stories about mental wellness for community education, anti-stigma campaigns, and advocacy to policymakers/funders.

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The Asian & Pacific Islander Health Parity Coalition is a coalition of 30+ agencies in San Francisco that serve API communities. They envision healthy Asian & Pacific Islander (API) communities in San Francisco. Their mission is to achieve health parity for San Francisco’s Asian & Pacific Islander communities by identifying and addressing health and healthcare issues.

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API Digital Stories

ANNOUNCEMENT: Stigma Free Kick-Off, San Mateo County September 2013

The stigma around mental illness and substance use can often discourage or prevent individuals from seeking treatment.  Stigma Free San Mateo County is an initiative by San Mateo County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) to eliminate stigma and end the discrimination against people with mental illness and substance use conditions in San Mateo County.

Stigma Free San Mateo County will be hosting a FREE community event on Monday, September 9, 2013, from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Foster City Community Center Wind Room. The event will talk about stigma around mental illness and substance use, the new Stigma Free San Mateo County campaign, and how people can help and/or get involved. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please Save the Date and spread the word to your colleagues, clients and family members. For more information, contact the BHRS Office of Diversity and Equity at ode@smcgov.org or (650) 573-3474.

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Stigma Free Kick-Off Flyer